July will be here before we know it, and we’re so excited to welcome another amazing class of Global Scholars to Washington, D.C.! Check out these exciting updates on this summer’s program:

Announcing the Global Youth Visionaries in Residence! Our program always prioritizes learning from youth experts, and this summer we’re excited to announce the first of our Youth Visionaries in Residence: Eduarda Zoghbi! Currently serving as a Climate and Energy Specialist at the Climate Investment Funds, Eduarda acts as a focal point for the G20 meetings to strengthen partnership toward the just energy transition. She serves as a Board Member at Student Energy, a Member of the Intergenerational Council of the Latin American Energy Transition Lab, an Advisor to UNDP’s energy governance working group, and has been recognized as a Brazil Forbes Under 30. Eduarda will be joining us to discuss her work on climate and energy, as well as her wisdom around organizing youth, and her tips on pursuing a global career.

State of Global Youth Report: Launch and Action Planning this summer. We are so excited to launch the first edition of our State of Global Youth Report this July! Led by youth researchers (and Global Scholar alums) in the US, Pakistan, Mongolia, Syria, Morocco, and Tanzania, the report explores what issues youth care about the most, how they are being involved in addressing them, and skills and supports they need. This summer, all Global Scholars will have the option to help craft the Action Plan, which puts the Report’s recommendations into motion for youth leaders, organizations and allies. They’ll also have the chance to sign up for the State of Global Youth Report: 2025 team!

Fall 2024 Alumni Programming. On that note, we also want to highlight our amazing alumni community. In addition to opportunities like writing the State of Global Youth Report, we offer year-round leadership roles for alums. For example, three are helping with outreach for this summer’s programs. Five more are returning as Peer Mentors or Training Fellows this summer. Two are leading our virtual spring workshop series. And all are welcome to join us for monthly coaching and community calls throughout the fall, as well as our winter and summer reunions. We truly believe Global Scholar is just the beginning of a lifetime of connection.

We’ll be sharing more throughout the spring. Click here to start your application to join us. We have rolling admissions, but are a small program and spaces fill by mid-spring.